LEFT BEHIND is an emotional portrait of Liverpool’s famous Tobacco Warehouse (1901); a grade II listed building that is considered being the largest brick building in the world. Today, the industrial warehouse lies empty in a vast and abandoned dock landscape. The expressive space portrayed in the film is inhabited by an enigmatic figure that, in terms of its scale and appearance, seems to live in a symbiosis with the building and its site.
LEFT BEHIND offers a mysterious “vision” of a warehouse that is today a “shadow of itself”. The short film circles around the themes of presence/absence, empty landscapes, beauty/grace and, by demonstrating that the site is not as “left behind” as perhaps thought, offers a hopeful glimpse into the future of its development.
- Richard Koeck